Hi everyone!  This is Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams here to share with you what I created with the four fun blocks of the Spring Sew Along!Flower Girl Quilt block by Kim Lapacek

I designed this adorable Flower Girl Block for the sew along and then incorporated the lovely blocks designed by Carla Henton, Amy Warner, and Carol Swift into my finished piece!

ThermOWeb Spring Sampler Quilt by Kim LapacekSpring Sew Along Sampler Quilt

I decided to make an adorable mini quilt wall hanging.  I incorporated all four of the blocks together with a fun “woven” border.  Here’s a quick tutorial so you can do the same if you please.

This tutorial assumes you have sewn strip sets and nine patches before.  Always press to the darker fabric.

Supplies

Cutting Instructions

  • Fabric 1 (Maroon)
    • Cut (8) 1.25″ x 10.5″ strips
    • Cut (4) 1.25″ x 1.5″ rectangles
  • Fabric 2 (Teal)
    • Cut (8) 1.25″ x 10.5″ strips
    • Cut (4) 1.25″ x 1.5″ rectangles
  • Fabric 3 (Pink)
    • Cut (8) 1.25″ x 10.5″ strips
    • Cut (4) 1.25″ x 1.5″ rectangles
  • Fabric 4 (Floral)
    • Cut (12) 1.5″ x 10.5″ strips
    • Cut (36) 1.25″ x 1.25″ squares
    • Cut (9) 1.5″ x 1.5″ squares
  • Fabric 5 (Dark Grey)
    • Cut (24) 1.25″ x 1.5″ rectangles

Sew Strip Sets

Strip Sets for Spring Sampler Quilt by Kim LapacekSew four sets of each of these three strip sets.  From left to right – marroon to floral to teal, pink to floral to teal, marron to floral to pink.

Sew Nine Patches

nine patch diagramFollow the diagram above to sew the nine patches.  The 1.5″ floral square is in the middle and the 1.25″ floral squares are in each of the four corners.  Place the corresponding 1.25″ x 1.5″ rectangles in the spots indicated in the image.

From upper right  – Sew 2, Sew 4, sew 1 and sew 2.

Piece the top
Mini Quilt Layout

On your design wall, lay out the four sampler blocks, the strip sets and the nine patches as shown in the image above.  Once you have all these pieces laid out – sew them all together!  Press towards the strip sets as you sew.

Layer, baste and Quilt!

quilting close upLayer your quilt, baste it (I love using SpraynBond Basting Spray for basting my quilts) and quilt as you desire!  I chose to do a fun swirl and floral-esque free motion pattern in Aurifil 50 wt, 5006.

Once your top is quilted, trim the edges and bind in your favorite method!

Spring Sampler Quilt by Kim LapacekAnd now I have a perfect spring inspired wall hanging to help make my house transition from winter!  It’s about time!

Spring Sampler Quilt by Kim Lapacek

Four applique designs from ThermOWeb Spring Sew Along Designers:

Designer Carla Henton from Creatin’ in the Sticks
Pattern found HERE

Designer Kim Lapacek from Persimon Dreams
Pattern found HERE

Designer Amy Warner from Sew Incredibly Crazy
Pattern found HERE

Designer Carol Swift from Just Let Me Quilt
Pattern found HERE

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